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AR4461 Classical Arabic Poetry

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am Mon, 11.00 am Thu

The module aims to enable students to understand the development of genres and motifs in classical Arabic poetry and some of the principles of classical Arabic literary criticism. During the semester students will study selected texts and will develop an understanding of how the structures of Arabic grammar and the semantics of Arabic vocabulary work in a variety of poetic genres.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Arabic

UG Pre-requisite(s):AR2001, AR2002, AR3401 or Study Abroad, AR3402 or Study Abroad

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 hours (lectures, seminars and tutorials) and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 130

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr O Elmaz or TBC
Module teaching staff:Dr O Elmaz or TBC